German artist ARNE HEESCH today presents a new video for “Sick Of Saying Goodbye,” one of the heartfelt songs found on his debut solo album, Demons Are Scared, which saw release through Exile On Mainstream in February 2022.
A foundational member of beloved ‘90s German noise rock outfit Ulme, and current/founding member of sludge/doom outfit Treedeon, Demons Are Scared is the first solo album by ARNE HEESCH, the record also featuring his Treedeon partner Yvonne Ducksworth. After two albums with Treedeon and a third one currently in the works, life changed for the two in 2020 and 2021; things went quieter, more focused, and private. So did these songs – dawning towards a new urgency, gaining a new life. The two reworked them and added two more – the intense “Treeprayer,” which was written on the day of HEESCH’s father’s death, and “The Glowing,” which especially deals with starting over again and the unconditional dedication to follow one’s own paths. “The Glowing” is an older song which was released as the first track when Ulme reformed in 2005 after six years of hiatus and thus illustrates a new beginning as much as it has a historical reference attached to it.
Demons Are Scared is a fully homegrown album, recorded by Ulf “Fluffi” Reinhard mostly in HEESCH’s living room. Ducksworth’s vocals are featured on most of the songs, as well as some additional guitar and keyboard work by Reinhard. The album was mastered by Exile On Mainstream alumni Stefan Brueggemann.
The new visual accompaniment for “Sick Of Saying Goodbye” was captured earlier this year in the Dolomites mountain range in Italy when ARNE HEESCH joined Exile On Mainstream kin Conny Ochs, Might, and Johanna Kohl for the special Bliss Mountain live event, the video filmed and edited by Sven Missullis (Might).
HEESCH describes the track as, “A song about the pain of separation and saying goodbye in life. And the realization that the most important thing is to stay true to yourself and follow your heart.”
Watch ARNE HEESCH’s new “Sick Of Saying Goodbye” video now at THIS LOCATION, and see his recently released Bliss Mountain performance HERE.
Demons Are Scared is out now on LP with an included CD, limited to 300 copies, at the Exile On Mainstream webshop HERE and via all digital services HERE. Also watch the video for the album’s “The Glowing” HERE.
A new album from HEESCH’s primary act Treedeon is also being wrapped up for release this Spring. Stand by for details on the LP to be announced in the days ahead.